I decided to break the wiring information into two pieces.  There are too many minor loose ends I’m working on but have not had time to address. My “day job” gets intense this time of year (final exams, tests, grading, etc.) so the “spare time” is far less so.  At the end of this part, there is a pictorial diagram for wiring the LCD.  Seems to be a lot of confusion out there, so if you are having trouble on this, check out what I have posted: SumpodBuildPart4a